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Clarion Hospital Reports Eight New COVID-19 Cases

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 01:02 PM

Posted by Aly Delp

new testing site - Clarion HospitalCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion Hospital has reported eight new positive COVID-19 cases since their previous report.

The previous report was released on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Butler Health System COVID-19 Update February 19, 2021:

Testing

Clarion Hospital
Total tests thru 2/18/2021: 11,838
Test obtained at CH outdoor facility: 10,012
Positives: 1,890

Butler Memorial Hospital
Total tests thru 2/18/2021: 39,225
Tests obtained at BMH outdoor facility: 16,226
Positives: 2,681

Hospital Inpatients as of 2/19/2021, 10:00 a.m.:

Clarion Hospital: 5 patients. 3 suspected. 2 confirmed. 1 ICU.

Butler Memorial Hospital: 13 patients. 0 suspected. 13 confirmed. 2 ICU.

DOH Reporting: Butler Memorial Hospital reported one additional death on February 16, 2020.

Vaccine

– BHS continues to deploy vaccine clinics in Butler and Clarion.

– Appointments continue to be limited by doses received from PA DOH.

– PA DOH has changed its vaccine allocation process. BHS awaits clarity from PA DOH. To date this change has caused further disruption. The process remains highly unpredictable.

– Group “1A,” as definite by the PA Department of Health is eligible for the vaccine.

– Due to demand being far greater than supply, BHS is scheduling only a subgroup within 1A: Butler County and Clarion County residents, and patients of BHS practices, ages 65+.

– Go to www.butlerhealthsystem.org or www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus for further information.

· Always:

– Wear a mask.

– Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.

– Avoid events and gatherings. They contribute to and cause community spread.

– Cover your mouth and nose when in public spaces. Wash your hands frequently. Don’t touch your face. Cover coughs and sneezes.

– If you feel sick, stay home.

Specimen Collection Sites

The specimen collection site in Clarion is at 22631 Rt. 68, Clarion, PA 16214.

The specimen collection site in Butler is at 304 Delwood Road, Butler, PA 16001.

Note: BHS reports its data only. PA DOH data and other sources may be different due to differences in data collection and format.


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